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How Much Acyclovir Costs at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart (Updated November 2020)

Prices of acyclovir at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart in November 2020 are unchanged from their previous price points, ranging from a low of $0.76 to a high of $1.08. However, prices at eDrugstore.com are competitive and include a number of added-value services.

The prices for acyclovir, a powerful antiviral medication, held steady at CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart in November 2020. November prices were unchanged from their levels in September and October at each store. This marks a dramatic decrease in pricing from 2019 to 2020.

Acyclovir, also sold under the brand names Sitavig and Zovirax, is prescribed to treat outbreaks of cold sores, genital herpes, and shingles that are caused by members of the herpes family of viruses. Cold sores are most often attributed to herpes simplex 1, while genital herpes is associated with the herpes simplex virus 2.

Herpes Zoster Causes Shingles

Shingles, which occurs most often in adults who are 50 or over, is caused by herpes zoster, which is the name attached to an adult-onset reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus that causes chickenpox in childhood.

No virus in the herpes family has a cure, which means that once you contract one of these viruses, it will remain in your body for life. The viruses do alternate between active and dormant phases, and during the latter, they take up residence in nerve cells.

How Acyclovir Works

By sharply restricting the ability of viral cells to multiply, which typically happens during an active phase, acyclovir can reduce the severity of outbreaks as well as the overall number of outbreaks.

Acyclovir’s price at CVS in November was $1.08 per 400 milligram tablet, the same as it was in September and October. Walgreens’ price for the drug held steady at $1.05, also the same price as in September and October. Walmart’s price of $0.76 for a 400 milligram tablet of acyclovir followed the same pricing pattern. In fact, each drug price has held steady at all three retailers since January 2020.

Online Price Even Lower

With a price of $2.07 for a 400 milligram tablet of acyclovir, eDrugstore.com, a longtime online prescription drug service, held a competitive price for the drug in Secure Medical’s monthly review of prescription drug prices.

Making eDrugstore an even more attractive source for the antiviral medication is its host of added-value services that are built into its prices. By ordering your acyclovir from eDrugstore, you’ll avoid the bothersome travel to and from the local drugstore and will also save any time that you might have to spend waiting for the prescription to be filled.

Complimentary Online Consultations

If you don’t yet have a doctor’s prescription for acyclovir and are finding it difficult to fit one into your busy schedule, we have a handy solution for you. We offer complimentary online consultations with licensed U.S. physicians who can authorize a prescription if appropriate.

If you do decide to place an order, eDrugstore staffers will fill it promptly, package it discreetly, and ship it off free of charge to the destination of your choice. If this is your initial order, a complimentary pill-splitter will be enclosed.

If the convenience and services offered by eDrugstore sound appealing to you, pay a visit to our Sexual Health page to learn more.

Randall is a medical writer with years of experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. After earning his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, he worked as an infusion and specialty pharmacist, where he discovered his passion for making trustworthy healthcare information accessible to everyone.